Robbie Williams To Help Shazza On The X Factor
Take That star set to join Sharon Osbourne at her home in LA...
Gazza had previously declared that he would not be recruiting the Robster for the judges' houses stage of the contest, but it has now emerged that his Take That bandmate has snaffled up a role on the show anyway.
The Sun claims that Ozzy Osbourne had been in the frame to assist his wife, but had got cold feet - with Robbie being recruited instead.
A source said: "Robbie is now part of the X Factor family and is always great value on the show. He's a completely safe bet and a big hit with viewers."
"So Sharon's happy, and he only lives round the corner so it's convenient.
"It would have been amazing to get Ozzy involved in some way. He would be brilliant value and it would have made great TV.
"Unfortunately X Factor is not his cup of tea, so he decided to give it a miss."
And it seems the segment will be filmed at Shazza's actual house rather than in a rented home.
The source continued: "Now he has to think about whether to take himself off and make himself scarce for a few days to avoid everything.
"Sharon will probably confine the filming to one wing, so Ozzy may choose to stay.
"If he does, the contestants will have to be careful or they could go through the wrong door and bump into Ozzy wandering around in his pants."
James Arthur has admitted being jealous of this year's contestants.